Located on the banks of the Garonne River in the sunny south of France, PROBA-V spots the Pink City, Toulouse. A city with unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks, which earned it the nickname 'la Ville Rose'. The city is renowned both for its historical and cultural heritage, like the 16th century Pont Neuf (bridge) or its city hall, and as a centre of European space industry and research.
This week, it’s the scene of the 2017 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS’), jointly organized by ESA, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), the EU Satellite Centre (SatCen) and hosted by the French Space Agency CNES.
BiDS' focusses on the fast-paced developments in the analysis, management and synergistic use of massive and rising amounts of data from Earth Observation satellites and related ground- or air-borne sensors.
The status on PROBA-V’s innovative Mission Exploitation Platform (MEP), offering visualization and cloud computing services, and its extension into the more Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) on food security will be presented.